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April 28, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(17):1073-1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460170053009

According to the statistics brought forward by A. 0. J. Kelly,1 it appears that "of 1391 cases of carcinoma of the intestine, the rectum was the seat of the new growth in 988 cases, the large intestine in 251, the cecum and the appendix in 79, the ileum in 32, the jejunum in 17, and the duodenum in 24." Of the 79 cases involving the cecum and the appendix it is not possible to learn how many were primary in the appendix; Kelly could find but five cases in this series in which the carcinoma was clearly limited to the appendix; in addition he enumerated thirteen other cases of carcinoma of this structure. Among 706 appendices, removed by Deaver and examined by Kelly, he found three instances of carcinoma and one of endothelioma. These four cases are of interest because in all the operations by which the appendices were